Podcasts

CMER is highly active in the news and broadcast media.

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi criticizes commander of Iranian Quds Force, general Qasem Soleimani in his visit to Washington in April 2015. CMER’s Hamdi Malik discusses PM Al-Abadi’s concerns about the growing power of Iran-backed Shia paramilitary groups in Iraq.
CMER’s Ibrahim Malazada elaborates on the various stages of the genocidal campaign unleashed against Kurds in Iraq under the late dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Baghdad and other Iraqi cities witness demonstrations against the widespread corruption as well as lack of reliable services in Iraq. CMER’s Hamdi Malik argues that although some of the reforms promised by Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi are among the long awaited list of demands by ordinary people in Iraq, they are not going to tackle the structural problems that have led to the dysfunction of the Iraqi state institutions.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi’s approach to Iraq’s never-ending problems is different from that of his predecessor Nouri al-Malik who was widely viewed as a divisive figure. However, the complex and multi-faceted nature of schisms amongst different sects in Iraq prevents him from bringing together the fragmented nation together.
CMER’s Ibrahim Malazada elucidates how some state actors in the Middle East pursued genocidal policies against various ethnic, religious and national groups in the twentieth century.